We'll, this may be old news for most, but the Gophers are going with a yellow alternate helmet for the 2014 season. The helmet can be seen below next to the standard maroon matte finish helmet that the Gophs will wear for most of the season. They are a bright yellow, vs a matte finish as seen on our current helmet. Here's a link to the Gophers Gridiron site for more pics; https://twitter.com/GopherFBEquip/status/500771318154145792/photo/1 I like this helmet quite a bit. We are sticking with the brick M, I love helmet stripes, and the Ski-U-Mah is an interesting touch. Cont. below...
Gone are the matte white helmets worn only in the Texas bowl last season, never to be worn again (not that I mind, I didn't like them much). Our team colors are maroon and gold, not white, so my preference is to stick with the team colors. I also couldn't stand the #s on only one side of the helmet. That doesn't make any sense to me at all. Either way, it looks like we are getting into the habit of wearing an alternate helmet at least one game per season. A number of other schools do this, then auction them off after the game or the season, something I'd love to see the Gophers do, like they did with the 60's throwback uniforms worn against NDSU in 2006. Thoughts...
Matt, Andy, & Shawn post here regarding Gopher uniform info and random college football uniform thoughts.